3 Tips on How to Prevent Temper Tantrums
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You are grocery shopping with your 3-year-old son at the mall when he spies a treat that he wants you to buy. It is something you don’t want him to eat for health reasons so you say, no. Suddenly you find yourself in the middle of a full-blown temper tantrum.
People around are staring at you in exasperation and you feel your face turning red-hot with embarrassment. Have you been caught in this situation before? If so let me reveal to you tips on how to prevent temper tantrums.
A tantrum is a child’s expression of frustration. When he experiences physical challenges such as thirst and hunger or mental challenges such as difficulty in learning a task he lets it out through tantrums. Since children cannot express what they are feeling they have a tendency to throw tantrums when they don’t get what they want.
There is no foolproof method to putting a stop to tantrums. But there are ways on how to handle temper tantrums.
Setting up a regular routine will let your kid know what to anticipate from you. Follow your routine and set time limits that are reasonable. It is important to remain consistent to avoid confusing your child.
Avoid Baby Talk
When your child can’t express how he feels adequately enough for you to understand, temper tantrums are inevitable. Teach him to use words to express himself.
Avoid baby talk as this can lead to confusion and mixed messages. If he can’t talk yet, teach him how to use gestures or sign language to communicate to you. Communication is the key to avoiding tantrums. If he knows how to express himself, tantrums are less likely to occur.
Give Him Choices
Even children don’t like the feeling of being dominated. They also want to have a sense of autonomy. You can foster this feeling by giving your kid choices. Just make sure that you like both options so that no matter what he chooses, it’ll be ok with you.
Temper tantrums can’t be totally prevented. But they can be managed. Just follow these three tips and decrease the frequency of your child’s tantrums.
Amy C. is an interior decoration aficionado and online marketer. Aside from being an avid reader, she also likes testing and trying new home and office decorating themes. In addition to being an interior decoration hobbyist, she enjoys designing accent tables and candle lanterns